Dr. Fabrizio Cossu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

My research interests consist of DFT-based studies of the magnetic and electronic properties of perovskite interfaces, in particular the (001)-oriented and (111)-oriented manganites|titanates interfaces. ​

Selected Publications

  • F. Cossu, N. Singh, and U. Schwingenschlögl:
    “High mobility half-metallicity in (LaMnO3/(SrTiO3)8 superlattice”,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 042401 (2013).
  • F. Cossu, U. Schwingenschlögl, G. Colizzi, A. Filippetti, and V. Fiorentini:
    “Surface antiferromagnetism and incipient metal-insulator transition in strained manganite films'”
    Phys. Rev. B 87, 214420 (2013).

  •  F. Cossu, V. Eyert, and U. Schwingenschlögl:
    “Metal-insulator transition at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface revisited: A hybrid functional study”,
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 045119 (2013).

  • F. Cossu, J. Jilili, and U. Schwingenschlögl:
    “Tuning half-metallicity and mobility in the (LaMnO3)2/(SrTiO3)2 superlattice via uniaxial strain'”,
    Adv. Mater. Interfaces, doi: 10.1002/admi.201400057 (2014).


  • 1997 - 2005: "Laurea quadriennale" (BSc + MSc) at the University of Cagliari with final grade of 104/110.
  • 2006 - 2009: Research Doctorate (PhD) at the University of Cagliari.